Profiles

João Alexandre Ferreira

  • Country of origin: EU
  • Current residence: Portugal
João Alexandre is a student at the University of Porto, specialising in Languages and International Relations. Having engaged extensively in educational projects about the EU, he possesses a solid understanding of its institutions and social justice issues – especially those addressing poverty-related challenges within the EU framework. Outside academia, João is an avid reader and continuously seeks opportunities to deepen his connection with Europe.

Aygun Hashimova

  • Country of origin: EU
  • Current residence: Portugal
Aygun is currently pursuing a PhD in Comparative Politics and International Relations at the Institute of Social Sciences, University of Lisbon. Aygun holds an academic background having studied at institutions such as the European Academy of Diplomacy, the University of Lodz in Poland, Baku State University, and the Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies, University of Tartu. Having gained invaluable expertise as a Counselor Officer at the Embassy of Türkiye in Lisbon, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Türkiye, Aygun demonstrates proficiency in multiple languages and adeptness across diverse diplomatic and managerial domains, passionately advocating for fostering inter…

Pedro Mangani Wuthrich

  • Country of origin: EU
  • Current residence: Poland
Pedro is a high school graduate, soon to pursue law studies at the University of Warsaw. He is fluent in three languages, reflecting a passion for learning foreign languages and cultures. Actively engaged in community organisations, including one he founded, Pedro has consistently supported those facing difficult situations. As a Young European Ambassador, he brings linguistic skills and community commitment, embodying a dedication to positive change. Looking forward, Pedro aims to develop programs fostering language and cultural integration between the Eastern Partnership countries and the EU and the UK.

Oliwier Staniszewski

  • Country of origin: EU
  • Current residence: Poland
Oliwier is a homeschooled high school student. He helps students across Poland become more independent of old and ordinary education systems in order to relieve young people from the constant stress that’s being put on them in traditional schools and discover their best way of learning. He believes schools should take part in EU projects and be more open to modern ways of learning. Oliwier believes the current system isn’t oriented toward “finding many solutions to a problem.” Oliwier is also interested in European politics, business, engineering, and innovative projects. The Young European Ambassadors’ initiative is a way for him to represent his region and present his ideas in front of…

Maciej Włodarczyk

  • Country of origin: EU
  • Current residence: Poland
Maciej has a Bachelor degree in European Law from Adam Mickiewicz’s University. He has a deep understanding of diplomacy and geopolitics, which he gained through participating in a variety of student initiatives. He is also a social activist in his local community, who helps to enrich it through various initiatives with a scout troop which he leads. He believes that being a Young European Ambassador will afford him the opportunity to positively impact the world and change it for the better.

Kaja Możdżeń

  • Country of origin: EU
  • Current residence: Poland
Kaja is a young social activist in Lublin, the European Youth Capital 2023. She received the title of the Polish Ambassador of European Year of Youth 2022 by the Polish Chancellery of the Prime Minister for her contribution in the local community. Since November 2021, Kaja has been volunteering for NGOs, coordinating social projects and conducting workshops. She aspires to influence her peers to reach their full potential and step onto the path of self-development, just like she did when she started her activist journey.

Julia Anna Kozankewycz

  • Country of origin: EU
  • Current residence: Poland
Julia is a dedicated scholar pursuing a Business and Industrial Psychology degree at the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, and showcases a strong theoretical foundation and engagement in complex business issues. Her international experiences at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and participation in the FLOWS program at VIVES Kortrijk highlight her commitment to cross-cultural education. Julia’s volunteer work, including PR coordination at Caritas Drohobych and communications at Caritas Ukraine reflects her values-driven leadership. With diverse professional experiences, from contributing to city strategies at Gdynia City Hall to interning with the Foundation of Joul Poul II, Julia…

Julia Jagodzińska

  • Country of origin: EU
  • Current residence: The Netherlands
Julia is a first year student working towards a Bachelor degree at the European Law School at Maastricht University.  She is fascinated about politics, law, history, art, traveling, sports and power of language. She graduated from the IB programme at II High School in Szczecin, Poland, were she began her adventure with MUNs, which taught her how engaged and motivated young people are. Her dream is to work for the EU and UN, especially in the diplomatic field, with a focus on international cooperation and security. She is also very much involved with graphic design and photography, thus she looks forward to creating a photo-essay presenting memorable experiences from various countries.     

Filip Janczak

  • Country of origin: EU
  • Current residence: Italy
A student of Mathematical and Computing Sciences for Artificial Intelligence at Bocconi University, Milan, Filip’s interests lay at the intersection of knowledge itself. He is a strong believer in the need for transparency, inclusivity, and civic involvement, whether that means supporting people fleeing from war of increasing political participation among young people. Most of all, he is a supporter of a European project that doesn’t leave anyone behind, since a fair Europe can only be built on the cornerstones of equity, diversity, and inclusivity. 

Anna Mroczkowska

  • Country of origin: EU
  • Current residence: Poland
Anna is an International Baccalaureate student and is passionate about a variety of topics, including global politics, foreign languages, urban planning, and art. She has participated in multiple Model United Nations conferences, given a TEDxTalk, and engages in local and international projects. In her free time, Anna loves reading murder mysteries and talking about works of art at a local museum. As part of the Young European Ambassadors’ initiative, she looks forward to discovering herself, promoting the EU and Eastern Partnership, and getting closer to her dream job in diplomacy. 

Agnieszka Urbańczyk

  • Country of origin: EU
  • Current residence: Poland
Agnieszka is a recent graduate of European Integration and Global Studies at Centre International de Formation Européenne in Nice and is at the beginning of her professional career. She currently lives in Warsaw, but she has many experiences of living in other European countries in multicultural environments. For the last couple of years, she has been involved in various youth-related programmes such as European Solidarity Corps or EuropaMobil. She speaks 4 languages and is passionate about environmental issues.

Valentina Borodache

  • Country of origin: EU
  • Current residence: The Netherlands
Valentina is currently working towards her Bachelor degree in European Studies at The Hague University of Applied Sciences in The Hague. She is passionate about learning foreign languages, international communication, global politics, and human rights. By being part of the Young European Ambassadors’ initiative, she hopes to broaden her horizons and become actively engaged in youth activities. 

Tannaz Gakwizi

  • Country of origin: EU
  • Current residence: The Netherlands
Tannaz holds a Master’s degree in Linguistics from the University of Groningen, the Netherlands, and European Studies from Lund University, Sweden. She has a special interest in European identity, and has completed internships in the Netherlands and Italy, focusing on multilingualism and the integration of cultural minorities. As someone who has been fascinated by languages and cultures from an early age, it is not surprising that spending time abroad and meeting people from all over the world inspired Tannaz to be even more involved in the European community.

Laura Iatisin

  • Country of origin: EU
  • Current residence: The Netherlands
Laura is working towards a Master’s degree in Chemistry at the University of Amsterdam. She has a passion for sustainability and biodegradable polymers. She is interested in science and aims to use her experience and knowledge from studying abroad to promote education in her home country. Laura is happy to join the Young European Ambassadors’ initiative and is sure that this will help her further personal and professional growth.

Francesca Manole

  • Country of origin: EU
  • Current residence: Moldova
Francesca is currently pursuing a Bachelor degree in European Studies at Maastricht University and works as a student representative at her faculty. Her studies, combined with her national background have fuelled her keen interest in monitoring the trajectory of the Republic of Moldova towards a European future and the broader subject of European integration. Her passion lies in creating a positive impact across diverse domains, ranging from human rights advocacy to international relations and cross-cultural communication, with a strong commitment to community engagement and youth empowerment. 

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